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>> Plus-Size Vintage and Retro Style Skirts: Mini, Midi, and Maxi Lengths

 
Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 


Last Update: February 8, 2018

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While dresses have been dominating fashion for much of the last decade, skirts and separates have begun trending back in.  Still reasonably scarce, more casual skirts are most readily available during the spring and summer months, while special occasion and evening skirts dominate the holiday party season.

Many mainstream trends are using vintage and retro silhouettes, patterns, and details as sources of inspiration.  Consequently vintage styles from multiple eras are easier to find in plus-sizes through modern interpretations than in most authentic vintage shops.

Skirts can have a retro flair creating classic, pin-up curves a la Betty Boop or Marilyn Monroe, or imbue a more free spirited hippie flavor, free wheeling disco vibe, or irreverant 1980's ecclectic pop to your look.

Retro styles that play up hourglass curves often require the right foundation garments to achieve the look, including shapewear, bras and hosiery. 

 

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Lace Hem Midi Skirt
Size 14 - 28W 

Parisian Organza Skirt
Size 1X - 6X

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Knit Skirt
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall
 

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Floral Skirt
Size L - 6X

 

 

Shopping Resources for Vintage Style Plus-Size Skirts

One of the best spots for vintage inspired fashion at reasonable prices in size 0 to 36W is eShakti.  Here you can tweak any garment for length, add pockets,  and change some design details for a small fee.  While dresses are their strength, it is a fabulous spot for unusual, hard-to-find skirt styles such as tulle crinolines, embroidered cottons in nineteen fifties style designs, and growing number of mod and 70's BoHo looks. 

 

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Size 2 - 24W
Avg - Petite

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Size 14 - 24W
 

Floral Satin Pleat Skirt
Size XL - 3X

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Size
14 - 32W

 

ModCloth is another leader in vintage inspired fashion with sizes extending upwards every day.  Small runs of indie designer labels make the offerings eclectic and worth grabbing as soon as you see them.  A majority of what they offer is mid-twentieth century in its offering and sizing runs from XS to 4X.

Those looking for more bohemian and off-beat period styles such as Renaissance and Steam punk looks will find a good selection at Pyramid Collection in size 2 to 28W.  Maxi skirts and more unusual looks and fabrics are especially good here.

Of the plus specialty retailers Eloquii has the most to offer in skirts with looks most heavily influenced by what is going on with the upscale runways.  Vintage influences are felt in many skirt styles trending in Fast Fashion and this is the best place to find them in larger sizes, 14 to 28W.

 

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Size S - 3X

 

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Size XS - 4X

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Size
14 - 28W

 

Finishing Touches

One of the best spots for shapewear that will give smooth body lines under close fitting, vintage style skirts is Avenue.  A plus specialty store, they regularly carry a variety of options for size XL to 4X.

Hosiery options are strongest at the plus specialty retailers.  Those looking for thigh highs and stockings to go with garters, pin up girl style, will find a good selection from size 1X to 6X at Hips & Curves.   Simple, sheer pantyhose and opaque tights from Just My Size are available in size Queen to 6X, including sandal foot and control top styles.  Those looking for patterns, lace, and fishnets will find the best selection in the fall and winter shopping seasons at retailers such as Torrid in size XL to 4X.

 

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Flounce Hem Skirt
Size
XL - 3X 

Ruffled Knit Skirt
Size
S - 3X

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Corset Skirt
Size 6 - 28W

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Size 1
4 - 22W

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site.